Rats in the study were more likely to go after a sugary treat even if it was risky or they knew better when in this type of environment.
Premature babies are at a higher risk for neurological and psychiatric problems, according to recent findings presented this week at Neuroscience 2015, the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago.
University of Vienna researchers have revealed in a study that having a larger brain doesn't necessarily prove that a higher IQ is guaranteed.
Adolescence is a critical time when the brain is growing, changing and continuously developing. That's why it's so important that outside factors in no way interrupt this process, including things like social stress, memory formation and/or drug use.
Mind control isn't just science fiction. Researchers have designed a brain implant that can control the actions of mice with the press of a button.
When it comes to learning more about biological organisms, 3D deep-imaging may be the future. A team of neuroscientists has devised a fast, inexpensive imaging method for probing the molecular intricacies of large biological samples in three dimensions.
We may just be changing our brains by multitasking with electronic devices. Scientists have found that simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could actually be altering the structure of our brains.
Can you imagine controlling muscles with light? MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can do just that by applying optogenetics, a technique that allows them to control neurons' electrical impulses with light.
Does consciousness exist outside the brain, pointing to a more observable world than meets the eye? Or are near death and out-of-body experiences simply signs of oxygen deprivation, showcasing a plausible occurrence easily explained by science?
Henry Molaison is known to have to most famous brain in the history of neuroscience. Today, he is honored for allowing scientists to study his brain and unearth various neuroscience breakthroughs, most notably the conception of a 3-D model of his brain.
For a long time, scientists thought that everyone of us processed numbers predominantly in a spatial way, imagining numbers from left to right for example. But now a study by Florian Krause from the Donders Institute in Nijmegen demonstrates that this is not the case.